Man admits to possessing 65 indecent images of children


A convicted sex offender was jailed for 21 months after being found guilty of nine separate counts of possessing indecent images.

In total, 65 separate images of young girls and boys were discovered on 39-year-old Trevor Emmett’s phone which he had deleted.

Bradford Crown Court was told that Trevor Emmett was visited on February 25 by two probation officers at his address at Edward Close, Southowram, who noticed the defendant was deleting data off his mobile phone.

He was subsequently arrested for breaching the terms of a sex offences order that had previously been imposed on him.

After officers seized his computer equipment for forensic examination, 65 images were discovered in the memory.

The court heard that the offences were admitted by the defendant when he was arrested for the breach of the sexual prevention order.

Emmett appeared in court following the breach in March, but it was after then that a full examination of his laptop was carried out.

The court heard that Emmett, who appeared at the hearing via video link to Armley Prison, was serving a sentence of 16 months for the breach of the order.

Sentencing, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall paid reference to the defendant’s previous convictions which included more indecent image charges which had resulted in sexual prevention orders that were too breached.

Judge Durham Hall said: “You were caught deleting images, you were in breach of a sexual prevention order and you appeared before the Crown Court on March 28.

“The judge did not know that your computer had also been seized and was being examined.”

He imposed a consecutive sentence for the breach of order together with the offences of images - all nine of which ranged from levels one to four and will run concurrently. Full credit was given for the guilty pleas.